We had great fun at Newgrange Farm. Enjoy the pictures below!
Paddy Madden, from The Heritage in Schools Council, opened the minds of junior infants to the world of nature. On our nature walk we identified trees in our school and learned some interesting facts. We discovered that the leaves of the beech tree are asymmetrical, elderflower cordial can be made from the flower of the elder tree and that the wood of the hazel tree is very flexible. Enjoy the pictures below.
The beautiful summer weather and artist, Wayne Thiebaud, inspired the ice-cream artwork below. Enjoy!
We are enjoying the marvels of nature and watching our pea plants grow. Scooping up the compost, placing the seeds in the pots and pouring the water all take fine motor control and strength. After planting their seeds the children became curious about what will happen next and are enthusiastically monitoring the plants progress each day. Thank you to Ms Galligan for providing us with all the supplies required.
Junior infants worked very hard when organising their words, in the correct order, to make some sentences. Well done girls and boys.
Look what Harry found on his walk – phonics really are everywhere! Well done Harry.
Look at our shape inspired art work. Great choice of outfits junior infants!
We supported Down Syndrome Ireland and celebrated difference by wearing odd socks. Don’t the children look great!
Did you know that a kernel of popcorn contains a tiny amount of water? As the kernel heats up the water turns into steam and as the water expands it puts pressure on the kernel. Eventually the popcorn ruptures, flipping the kernel inside out to release the steam inside! Mmmm, fluffy popcorn! Enjoy the pictures below.
Our classroom was a hive of activity for Wold Book Day. Thank you to Miss Finnegan’s 4th Class for spending time reading library books to junior infants. Look at the all the colourful characters, from a variety of books, that came alive in our class!!